NCSA Mosaic for X 0.12 released. (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 93 01:14:36 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: NCSA Mosaic for X 0.12 released.
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Beta version 0.12 of NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System, a networked
information systems and World Wide Web browser, is hereby released:


This release of NCSA Mosaic is known to compile on the following

  SGI (IRIX 4.0.2) 
  IBM (AIX 3.2)
  Sun 4 (SunOS 4.1.2 with stock X11R4 and Motif 1.1 and GCC).
  DEC Ultrix.

More binaries will be supplied as I am able to find other
Motif-configured platforms to use.  (Contributions of working
binaries, or development systems, are welcome.)  Documentation is
available online.

Changes since 0.11 include:

 o Files retrieved via binary transfer mode now get a file selection box
   for user-provided filename. 
 o Inlined image widths are now taken into account when formatting
   text & images together. 
 o Fixed trigger of server bug on some systems wrt freeing color cells. 
 o Inlined images work on 24-bit TrueColor servers now. 
 o GUI interface for mailing hotlist and window history lists. 
 o Support for <ol> (numbered lists). 
 o Better support for nested description lists. 
 o Support for <tt>, <b>, <i>, <em>, <strong>, <code>, <samp>,
   <kbd>, <var>, and corresponding resources italicFont, boldFont, and
 o Better 8-bit cleanliness. 
 o Bug with inlined images as anchors at end of documents fixed. 
 o Compact description lists: <dl compact> causes first line of <dd>
   text to jump up on same line with <dt> if room exists. 
 o SGML representations of 8-bit ISO8859 characters now work. 
 o Fixed bugs with weird Lucida font metrics on DEC Alpha and a few
   other servers. 
 o Fixed coredump triggered by <li>'s outside of a list. 
 o Fixed coredumps on malformed URL's like 
 o Fixed coredumps on malformed URL's like
 o Various document types returned via WAIS searches are now
   detected (by extension only) and forked to viewers as appropriate. 
 o Fixed minor bug with disappearing whitespace. 
 o Fixed bug with extraneous newlines in description lists in very
   narrow windows. 
 o Fixed bug with erroneous description elements causing text to fall
   off the left side of the screen. 
 o Audio annotations on HP systems with audio hardware work now. 
 o Default SGI audio annotation quality is lower now, to decrease disk
   space usage. 
 o SCO Open Desktop support. 
 o Harris Nighthawk support. 
 o AIX 3.2 support for reading local directories. 
 o Minor bugfixes and cleanups. 

Thanks as usual to everyone who's been contributing comments and bug
reports -- keep 'em coming!

Marc & Eric

Marc Andreessen & Eric Bina
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications,